Sociological rational choice theory

  title={Sociological rational choice theory},
  author={Michael Hechter and Satoshi Kanazawa},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
Although rational choice theory has made considerable advances in other social sciences, its progress in sociology has been limited. Some sociologists' reservations about rational choice arise from a misunderstanding of the theory. The first part of this essay therefore introduces rational choice as a general theoretical perspective, or family of theories, which explains social outcomes by constructing models of individual action and social context. “Thin” models of individual action are mute… Expand

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